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Otima Plastics launches new 500ml Mini Fish Bowl

Introducing a revolutionary fun drinkware item to spice up any party and function.

VDW German machine tool industry maintains record order level

In the second quarter of 2018, order bookings in the German machine tool industry increased by two per cent compared to the preceding year’s equivalent period.

PlasticsSA Plastics Industry Encourages Role Players For Zero Pellet Loss

The South African plastics industry has reiterated its commitment to keep South Africa’s water sources free of plastic pollution.

Propak Africa /Cape expo for mining manufacturing electrical and power industries

Taking place from 10-14 September at the Expo Centre in Nasrec, Johannesburg.

Mpact Plastics FMCG plant situated in Atlantis a leading producer of rigid plastic packaging

Mpact Plastics’ FMCG plant situated in Atlantis, Western Cape is a leading producer of rigid plastic packaging and serves a wide customer base.

Otima Plastics Launch plastic lunch container and plastic tote basket

Otima Plastics launch new products Otima Maxi Meal Box - a plastic lunch box with division tray, spoon and fork.

Mpact Plastics new design packaging boosts sales and merchandising space

The Ruwag brand has recently added value to the DIY user’s experience by changing their packaging medium from flexible pouches to reusable rigid containers.

PlasticsSA south africa beats european recycling rate

South Africa beats European recycling rate, but more can be done to grow the industry

The selection process - not just elimination

The programme, which is facilitated by Single Points of Contacts (SPOCs), goes a step further by offering lifeskills for candidates.

Plastics SA - Overcoming challenges with Collaboration & Innovation

The challenges and opportunities within the South African plastics industry topped the agenda at Plastics|SA’s third annual Innovation Forum that took place in Midrand on 11 July 2018.

Plastic Alternatives a Blessing or Curse?

On the 3rd of July, citizens throughout the world celebrated Plastic Bag Free Day.

Mpact Versapak committed to product quality & food safety

In answer to the current focus on food safety, we at Mpact Versapak wish to assureour customers that we continue to respect the strict quality standards o four British Retail Consortium.

Single-use plastics New EU rules to reduce marine litter

The European Commission finally had to act and is now proposing, among other things, a ban on certain single-use plastic products, which will all have to be made exclusively from more sustainable materials instead.

Innovation Award: Arctic Biomaterials from Finland for degradable glass fibre reinforced PLA

Bio-based Material of the Year 2018 - the special award of the jury was given to Warka Water (US) for a water collecting bio-based tower in dry areas.

Mpact coughs up new solutions for medical packaging

Mpact Plastics produces a range of high-clarity PET and conventional PVC medical round bottles aimed at the pharmaceutical industry.

Orpic Launches a New Generation of High Quality Thermoforming Luban Grade

The new grade (Luban HP1151K) will be launched during 5th Oman Plast Exhibition 2018 at Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Henkel expanding use of Regranulated Resin in Flexible Packaging for Laundry Detergents

Consumer goods company Henkel is committed to creating more value for its consumers while reducing its environmental footprint at the same time.

A motiongraphic worth a thousand words

Mpact Versapak launched a motiongraphic corporate profile that outlines its business offering, operating ethos and accreditations, in a simplistic manner.

FRIGAIR to present Africa’s first ATMOsphere event

The opportunity is ripe for natural refrigerants to take centre stage in global efforts to reduce the climate impact of HEVAC&R technologies.

SPAR EC Declare War on Plastic Bags

SPAR Eastern Cape have declared war on plastic bags as the retailer spearheads a significant step forward in the battle to protect the environment.

New packaging product Styropor P 24 Speed with reduced moulding cycle and conditioning times

BASF now offers a new plastic grade for the manufacture of EPS (expandable polystyrene) foam packaging.

Millikens joint efforts with ITC Packaging and Verstraete IML to be clearly on display at Hispack 2018

Spains ITC Packaging has collaborated with Milliken Chemical and Belgian in-mold labeling specialist Verstraete IML to create a new UltraClear food container.

Are Oxo-biodegradable Plastics the Ultimate Solution to Litter

Plastics|SA has created this document with the intention of informing the public - media and packaging decision makers.

Join the Bandwagon of Green Efficient Smart Manufacturing

At the same time, packaging is becoming a multi-purpose carrier integrating marketing, product management, and big data analysis.

ASB Demonstrates Machines - Injection Stretch-blow Molded Packaging Technology at NPE 2018

Live molding will be demonstrated featuring five machine models together with a display of some of the most interesting recent updates in injection stretch-blow molded packaging technology.

Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery celebrates turning 50

It is an exciting time in South Africa's history to be celebrating 50 years of achievement and success.

A wealth of exciting events at CHINAPLAS 2018

3rd Industry 4.0 Conference - Tech Talk - Medical Plastics Connect - CMF Inspiration for Design x Innovation.

Plastics Industry Helps Save Water and Deals with impact of Drought

As a nation facing the impact of drought and water shortages in many of our provinces, this sentiment has proven to be particularly true for the South African plastics industry.

Plastics Pipes XIX in Las Vegas, USA from 24 to 26 September 2018

This international event will convene in Las Vegas, USA at the Red Rock Resort on the 24 26 September 2018.

Global Plastics Alliance Increases Membership and Worldwide Reach

International role players make important advances towards sustainability and marine litter solutions.

BASF increases prices for pigments, dyes and preparations worldwide

Effective today - or as contracts allow - BASF will increase prices for pigments - dyes and preparations by up to 15% percent worldwide.

FRIGAIR gains support of HVAC&R heavyweights

After the hugely successful FRIGAIR Expo 2015, this year’s upcoming show is getting a lot of attention.

Plastic SA's Clean-up Crews - Environmental Footprint of Cape Town's two Major Sporting Events

The Plastics|SA Clean-Up Crews will once again help to ensure that the waste footprint of two of Cape Town’s biggest sporting events taking place in March this year.

Market Study: The Importance of Fire Protection - Flame Retardants

The catastrophic fire at Grenfell Tower in London has shown how important fire protection is - Flame retardants can delay the development of fires.

Clariant Offers Future-Proofing for Next-Gen Drug Packaging, Delivery Devices at MD&M 2018

An important topic at MD&M 2018 will be the need for drug makers to prepare to re-test and re-certify plastic materials used in packaging and drug-delivery-devices for all new and existing drugs by May 2020.

CHINAPLAS 2018 to launch Young Tech Hall

In line with unprecedented rapid development of technology, CHINAPLAS, after 31editions of advancement, is evolving, in response to the needs of the industries.

BASF Particle Foam used in manufacture Food Packaging

An internationally active manufacturer of molded parts made from particle foams, is now offering packaging made from biomass-balanced Styropor.

CHINAPLAS 2018 Paves the Way to Plastics’ Future

For the plastics and rubber industries, foundations for manufacturing, innovation and technology advances are always in order.

Packaging trade show boosts business in the Western Cape

Propak Cape attracted thousands of visitors keen to find out about latest technologies and innovations in packaging and related industries.

Mpact shines in Gold Pack 2017 awards

Mpact Plastics Atlantis and Shaft Technical Mouldings’Eco Spice grinder was presented with a gold award in the food category.

PET on the Rise: Ceresana Analyzes the European Market for Rigid Plastic Containers

Plastic containers are available in the most diverse designs, shapes, and materials and can be used in a wide variety of applications.

Facts About Polystyrene as a Packaging Medium

Mpact Versapak has engaged with the Polystyrene Association of South Africa to develop a campaign that will eliminate the many myths about polystyrene as a packaging medium and bring the facts to the forefront.

Flexible Packaging End-of-line Integrated Systems

Barry-Wehmiller to Enhance Focus on Flexible Packaging and End-of-line Integrated Systems

Mpact Versapak - Newly Developed Heataway Food Packaging Containers

With aromas such beef lasagne, lamb ricotta cannelloni, malva pudding and Dutch pear and caramel sauce filling the air, the exhibitors had little trouble finding their way to the Mpact Versapak stand.

Converting from Steel to Aluminium Beverage Cans

Bears Fruit for SA's Metal Packaging and Recycling Industries.

In-Mould Labeling for Cosmetic Packaging Containers

Mpact Plastics is proud to have added Dove to this list of iconic brands. Mpact was involved in the new Dove Baby range by supplying two jars that form part of this moisturising product range.

BASF PBT Barrier Material for Food Packaging and Cosmetics

BASF expands its product line of food contact grade PBTs with a PBT superior when it comes to oxygen transmission.

Mpact Plastics Paper Recycling

Mpact Plastics Pinetown has turned their focus to paper recycling for the good of the communities in which they operate.

XTRA stretch-blow system for PET bottles from SIPA

A revolutionary stretch-blow system for production of PET bottles is being unveiled by PET processing technology specialist SIPA at Drinktec.

Packaging conference and free-to-attend seminars at Propak Cape

Business decision-makers, purchasing influencers and other industry professionals will be heading to Propak Cape in October.

Clariant Introduces Desiccant Tablets for Moisture Testing of Blister Packs

introducing Tri-Sorb molecular sieve desiccant tablets specifically designed for USP <671> moisture permeability testing at several upcoming industry events.

Mpact takes their factories online

Mpact Plastics has developed the second generation of DVD’s to help educate a vast target audience.

Polystyrene Recycling Takes Off in PE and Durban

Residents and businesses urged to recycle their polystyrene as demand outstrips supply.

Market Study: Plastic Caps & Closures - Europe

Nowadays, information is available in overwhelming amounts. But what is the best way to find the crucial data.

Dual Mpact for Wadeville Plant

With September heralding the onset of spring, the spotlight is firmly focused on the environment. Not only does nature begin to renew itself in September but it is also South Africa’s annual Clean-up & Recycling month, which highlights the need for everyone to protect the environment and recycle their waste.

Mpact Plastics Wadeville purchased manufacturing equipment to produce a new generation closure

Mpact sheds excess weight - Mpact Plastics Wadeville purchased manufacturing equipment to produce a new generation closure, known in the industry as a CSD8 closure, which is a substitute for the heavier CSD5 closure.

Polyester enabling a new generation of sustainable packaging solutions

Solvay partners with Husky to develop Verian HBP an advanced high barrier polyester enabling a new generation of sustainable packaging solutions.

Propak Cape trade exhibition to showcase latest products and innovation

Visitors will have the opportunity to see the latest products being launched to market and to view machinery in action during live demonstrations.

Polystyrene Packaging Council Changes Name to Polystyrene Association of South Africa

The Polystyrene Packaging Council has announced that it is changing its corporate name to the Polystyrene Association of South Africa.

So much more than Plastic Packaging

Innovation and value based product development is the forefront for most companies.

Marchesini Group new Dumek brand American cosmetic packaging market

The Marchesini Group will be taking part in Pack Expo Las Vegas from 25th to 27th September

Aluminium cans and metal packaging Recycling

Aluminium and steel packaging are the world’s most recycled packaging and are literally worth their weight in gold.

8 Uses of Inspection Systems in The Filling Plant

As the demands for product quality and compliance increase, so do the requirements for managing the entire product lifecycle, modern quality standards demand that a container is continuously checked along all areas of a filling line.

Excellent mood prevailed at CHINAPLAS 2017

An excellent mood prevailed at CHINAPLAS 2017, with itsrecord number of 155,258 professional visitors, from all over the world

Sven Riddle takes up the reins at Propak Africa and Propak Cape

Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery has announced the promotion of Sven Riddle to Event Director of the highly successful trade exhibitions Propak Africa and Propak Cape.

Local wine and olive oil sectors on show at Propak Cape 2017

The UK accounts for 35% of South Africa's bulk wine exports to the EU market.

Propak Cape Western Cape agri-processing sector

The Western Cape Province is currently South Africa’s leading agricultural export region.

Green Liquid Additive Converts Plastic to Biodegradable Wax Avoiding Centuries of Post Use Litter

A new liquid additive from Riverdale Global instantly alters the polymer structure of plastics during processing...

PET bottle to bottle recycling results on Starlinger line

The Starlinger recoSTAR PET bottle-to-bottle recycling line which has been installed in April 2016 in the plastics recycling facility of Canadian water bottler Ice River Springs in Feversham, Ontario, is delivering excellent production results.

4 Packaging Automation Mistakes to Avoid

For packaging lines in particular automation is a popular option especially since custom automation solutions now encompass every step of the production process and supply chain.

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